Originally Posted by jennyema
Sorry but that's just not true.
Coconut products do not contain any cholesterol. No plant product does. Only animal products contain cholesterol.
I have a can of my own coconut cream here and it has no cholesterol (0 mg). It has 19 g of fat per 90 g serving (half a cup, 4 oz), of which 17 g are saturated fat and 0 g are trans fat. 190 calories (170 from fat), 11 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate (of which 2 g are sugar) and 1 g protein.]
Coconut cream is the same thing as coconut milk except it's the thick part that rises to the top when your coconut milk settles for a few hours. I prefer CC to CM because it's thicker and doesn't dilute other ingredients, and can always be thinned with water if too thick.
Originally Posted by CraigC
Breathing air can kill you now a days! I think I'll start having Thai currys every night!
Warning: dead topic revival! What got you motivated to dig up this old topic after almost 5 years?
Originally Posted by mkaylady
Coconut oil and other coconut products are extremely healthy. It is not the people who are selling it who are saying this. It is the health food enthusiasts. There is a lot of information available on this.
It's people like me too, who explore interesting cuisines (Thai food) and start cooking their traditional recipes, and then look at the health consequences of eating their food. The biggest consequence I can find is that I'm eating healthier food and consuming more vegetables. And the stuff is tasty too!
Sorry. If anybody has coconut milk or coconut cream phobias IMO they are not based in reality. They are healthy foods.